by Michelle Michalak April 02, 2017

Stalling on a wave with your Slyde Handboard can give you more barrel time & enhance your bodysurfing experience in general.

Stalling is the second thing that goes hand in hand with getting barreled. When I say stalling, that means that I'm using my free hand to create drag or to create uplift to give me more or less speed as I need it.

If I drop into a wave and I'm really deep, I feel like I'm not gonna make it, I'm gonna pick my arm up and put it on top of my other hand and I'm gonna push forward, I'm gonna drive, I'm gonna try to create speed, I'm gonna kick really hard.

On the flip side, if I drop in and the wave doesn't look like it's gonna barrel very long, you can bottom turn of sorts and then dig your arm into the wave, allowing the wave to catch up and pitch over your body.


Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.

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